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  • Local |Business | July 14, 2013

    New Boston hires business manager

    New Boston Creative Group, LLC, has named Robin Lonborg as its new business manager . Originally from Kansas City, Lonborg has worked in accounting for 12 years. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in electronic media and filmic arts from Eastern Washington University in Cheney, Wash. She

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 14, 2013

    KSU student gets Fort Riley scholarship

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    Caitlyn Webb of Colorado Springs, Colo. is a recipient of a $1,500 college scholarship awarded at Fort Riley. Caitlyn’s parents are Craig and Susan Webb. Caitlyn plans to enroll at Kansas State University. She is involved in student council, National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian

  • Local |Education | July 14, 2013

    Local man graduates from Illinois college

    Matthew Shanower of Manhattan received a bachelor degree during North Central College’s 148th Commencement on June 8 by conferring degrees on 732 students. Of those students, 628 received bachelor degrees and 104 earned master degrees. Founded in 1861, North Central College is located in the Historic District of Naperville,

  • Local |Education | July 14, 2013

    Local woman gets law school awards

    Mary Olson of Manhattan received two CALI Excellence for the Future awards. The CALI Award is given to the highest scoring student in each law school class at many law schools.Olson received the award for Torts I class for the fall 2012 semester and Property

  • Local |Education | July 14, 2013

    Two area graduates at Rockhurst University

    Two area students graduated from Rockhurst University at its 93rd annual commencement ceremony May 11 at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo. Nicole Anderson of Alma received a doctor of physical therapy, and Joseph Bloomfield of Alma received a doctor of physical therapy. Rockhurst University is

  • Local |Education | July 14, 2013

    Two area students on Oregon St. honor roll

    Two area students made the honor roll at Oregon State University for the spring 2013 semester. Jacqueline Walters, senior in exercise and sports science, of Manhattan earned a 3.5 or better, and John Malone, post baccalaureate in computer science, of Paola earned a 3.5 or better. A total

  • Local |Education | July 14, 2013

    Local going to Brazil on Fulbright award

    Amber Schaffer, a Creighton University education major with a minor in Spanish and Hispanic Studies from Manhattan, has been awarded a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Scholarship (ETA). Schaffer, who graduated in May, will spend nine months in Brazil beginning in March 2014. She will be placed

  • Local |Kansas State University | July 14, 2013

    KSU English Language Program re-accredited

    The KSU English Language program received a 10-year accreditation from the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation (CEA), a national accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions. The program initially received accreditation in 2008. Ten years is the longest period of accreditation available. “The KSU

  • Local |Government, Politics | July 12, 2013

    An oops! slows county budget work

    County authorities reacted to discovery of a $165,000 omission in their proposed fiscal 2014 budget Thursday by authorizing additional spending reductions to avoid a larger-than-envisioned increase in the levy. The omission, which was discovered Monday, involved funds intended to underwrite employee cost of living increases. When those

  • Local |Fort Riley | July 12, 2013

    Aviation brigade ready for Afghan mission

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    FORT RILEY — The 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division held a casing ceremony Friday morning at Cavalry Parade Field here in preparation for the unit’s upcoming deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The brigade, which includes roughly 2,200 soldiers, will be

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